• It has become something of a taboo in our society to say you don’t want to be a leader — especially if you are one. Richard Hytner, a former CEO at the global advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, experienced it firsthand and is trying to break that stigma.

    - Lillian Cunningham, Editor, On Leadership, The Washington Post
  • Hytner notes that talent development, for example, is crucial to companies now, so the lack of a great track record for hiring, inspiring, and keeping star employees sometimes trips up aspiring CEOs.

    - Anne Fisher, Fortune Magazine
  • He argues convincingly that a great team of a chief executive and a number two is a more successful proposition than a solitary leader. Mr Hytner describes the various types of consiglieri – lodestones, educators, anchors and deliverers, according to his segmentation.

    - Luke Johnson, Financial Times
  • Richard Hytner, deputy chairman of London-based advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, thinks corporate understudies are too often overlooked. He’s set out to burnish the reputation of the second-in-command…

    - Adam Auriemma, the Wall Street Journal
  • It’s a trove of advice about how to be a great deputy and principal adviser, a calling that has brought out the best in people as varied and admirable as Warren Buffett’s Charlie Munger, Anna Wintour’s Grace Coddington, Abraham Lincoln’s William Seward, and Henry VIII’s Thomas Cromwell.

    - Frederick E. Allen, Forbes

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Consiglieri U.S. Launch in D.C.

<em>Consiglieri</em> U.S. Launch in D.C.

The Hill, Washington DC’s leading Capitol Hill publication, will host the US launch of Consiglieri: Leading From the Shadows on June 12 with cocktails, conversation and a book signing. The Hill’s Managing Editor Bob Cusack will lead a discussion with Richard Hytner and some of Washington’s most powerful “No. 2’s” about the subtle and complex maneuvering that goes on outside the limelight. The event is at The Hamilton’s Loft, 600 14th NW, 6-8pm on Thursday June 12. For more information please email Mark Day at SweeneyVesty.

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